WINNIPEG – A car chase video that looks like something from a movie has gone viral after police pursued a suspect through a golf course in Fargo, N.D.
A golfer used his phone to record a truck, followed by three cruisers and a police helicopter, driving around a water hazard at the Village Green Golf Course in a scene reminiscent of the movie The Blues Brothers.
The cruisers were driven by Moorhead, Minn., police, who had chased the suspect from the neighbouring city, through a construction zone, into the golf course and as far as the West Acres Mall, where the suspect left the car.
“Drug agents entered the mall with guns drawn,” Don Haney of KFGO radio in Fargo told CJOB 680 radio in Winnipeg on Thursday morning. “Fargo police are miffed.”
The chase started after Moorhead police were contacted by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations for help apprehending a wanted man, Moorhead police said.
They went to a business in the Moorhead Industrial Park but the suspect took off in a truck. Police attempts to stop the truck were thwarted and it drove into the golf course, where “the pursuit was terminated” due to danger to bystanders, a Moorhead police news release says.
The truck then went through a construction zone and finally stopped at the mall, where police arrested Kendall Scott Feist.
Fargo police are angry that they weren’t involved in the chase, Haney said.
Moorhead police said they are investigating to ensure the police actions were appropriate, and the department’s vehicle pursuit policy will be re-evaluated.
Feist, 33, now faces charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property and careless driving as well as the federal drug and theft charges he had already faced.
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